Frosty Fresh Grape Pops
Nothing satisfies a cool craving quite like a frozen treat. These icy delights are brilliantly colored and perfect for birthday parties, family barbecues or really anytime the kids want a cool treat. Fancy molds are not required – a simple paper cup will work beautifully.
- Makes 4 juice pops or 8 pops with grape halves.
Juice 4 1/2 cups of grapes in a vegetable juicer or puree the grapes in a blender or food processor until smooth. With a plastic spatula, press the mixture through a fine strainer into a mixing bowl. Discard the solids. Skim any foam off the top. Dissolve the sugar in the juice. Add a few drops of red, green, or purple food coloring if desired.
Fill molds or 5-ounce paper cups with the juice, skimming any foam off the tops. If adding fruit pieces, put about 1/4 cup halved grapes into each mold. If using cups, cover each cup with foil and poke a wooden stick through the center of the foil for a handle. Place the molds or cups in the freezer for at least two hours, or until frozen. To remove the pops from the cups, take off the foil and tear away the paper.
Variation: To make layered pops, make two batches of grape ice pop mixture from different colored grapes and food coloring if desired. Fill the molds half full with one color and freeze. When hard, fill the remainder of the molds with the other color and freeze.